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Great New England Hotels, Inns, and Resorts for a Getaway

Want to feel refreshed in just 24-48 hours’ time? Try a mini-vacation getaway a few hours from home! In my case, since I live in Boston, I’ve sampled and amassed a collection of my favorites: some of the best New England hotels, inns, and resorts to share with you today for your trip planing pleasure.

These excellent New England accommodations span Massachusetts (state of my home!), Rhode Island, Vermont (though beware of Vermont in April), Connecticut, and New Hampshire. They range from resorts perfect for solo travel, to couples’ getaways ideal for romantic getaways in New England, to family-friendly accommodations, to everywhere in between.

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What are some of the best New England hotels and resorts?

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Why Trust These New England Hotel Recommendations?

The common theme here is that I’ve personally tested and enjoyed each and every hotel on this list, so I can honestly recommend it. Click through any of them to see my full, detailed write-up and photos of each spot (replete with some epic photo poses). Let’s begin!

Best New England Hotels and Resorts

Looking for fun, beautiful hotels, inns, and resorts in New England, from historic Massachusetts to VT, RI, ME, CT, and beyond for a getaway? Here are some favorites!

Hotels, Inns, and Resorts vs. Rentals like Vrbo or AirBnB

Now that you’ve seen my (ever-growing) list of recommendations for great New England hotels, inns, and resorts: It begs the question, “Aren’t condo or house rentals better?” Well, the answer is that it really depends what you’re looking for.

I love rentals from companies such as Vrbo or AirBnb when I want to have a large group of people in a homey, family feel for an extended amount of time. It can also save money because rentals have kitchens in which you can prepare your own food. If you’re looking for those elements, then rentals may be a better match than hotels.

But! I refer your attention to the spot-on Onion article entitled: “Mom Spends Beach Vacation Assuming All Household Duties In Closer Proximity To Ocean.” Yup! The problem with rentals is that they often lead to many of the same cooking and cleaning chores as one has at home — which is not so much of a getaway, especially if you’re the person doing them.

Given this, to me, hotels and resorts are the ultimate getaway. Someone else makes the bed, and the assumption is that you will not be cooking — you’ll head to the hotel restaurant, or a nearby eatery. Further, hotels with beautiful or significant architecture, such as those from the Historic Hotels of America collection, can transport you to another time and place…. ideal for that “vacation” feel.

New England Hotels and Resorts, in Sum

Though I’ve added many of my favorite New England hotels, inns, and resorts to this list, I’ve clearly only scratched the surface! For example, there is the grand National Hotel in Block Island, RI, the storied Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA, and the fascinating Southbridge Hotel in Southbridge, MA.

Which are YOUR favorite places to stay in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine? Do share!

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